So it’s been a long time since I’ve posted an update here to my travel blog. Sorry for that. The happy truth is, I’m not really traveling anymore.
I’ve moved in to an apartment in Rome, where I’ll stay until early 2012 before moving back to the States. Things are great here: I’ve been street performing (sometimes for a charity or a celebrity), teaching English, eating truly fresh mozzarella, jogging alongside aqueducts, writing and spending a lot of time with Valentina. In other words, enjoying la dolce vita.
As you saw just now if you clicked on any of those links, I’ve also been blogging shorter updates over at Google Plus. My updates are public, and you don’t need a Google Plus account to see them — just check out my profile here from time to time if you want to see what I’ve been up to, or click the big G+ icon on the upper-righthand side of this page.
I won’t be updating this blog very often now that I’m focusing on other things, so if you’d like to keep up with my current (admittedly domestic) adventures, check me out on Google Plus. I’m also looking for a good way to feed my updates from there directly to this page.
I did have one more travel adventure between Turkey and Italy… in the Balkans. I spent about a month exploring former Yugoslavia and Albania, but I’ll have to tell you all about that some other time.
Thanks, everyone, for following along over the past 15(!) months. Taking this trip has been the most rewarding decision I’ve ever made, and I really owe you guys for being so fantastically supportive at every step. Your interest, comments and emails have accentuated my good experiences by allowing me to share them, kept me company in times of loneliness, and helped me feel connected to home as I was exploring worlds far outside of my comfort zone.
If anyone out there has any questions about Europe, CouchSurfing, or travel in general — even if it’s five years from now and you’re someone I’ve never met — please feel free to email me or use the contact form at the righthand side of this page and I’ll be happy to help. Same for anyone who just happens to miss me :). Just be sure to check your spam filter afterward, because my reply emails are often flagged as spam (maybe I should stop using the word “enlargement” so often).
That’s it, for now. Until next time!